God used my vast experience of one post to teach me. He showed me how He could use one step of faith, one simple act of obedience on my part to bless me back beyond measure. 30 seconds of insane courage is what it took to push publish on that first post, and then I inwardly grimaced thinking no one would read it. God used that mere act to give me a glimpse of what can happen when you are faithful to act when He says move.
At the end of the night I had 7 likes on my facebook page, 10 comments on the blog, one email subscriber, oh and someone had shared my post on facebook! Of those only one blog comment and the 7 facebook likes were from people I knew the rest were perfect strangers until yesterday!
Now these numbers aren’t huge by any means, but to the girl who was sure she didn’t have anything to say that anyone needed to hear, they are something to celebrate! God rewarded me with so much joy yesterday and words can’t describe how my heart jumped when I read the comment from a women who had been led to my blog by the post on fb! Some even said they were encouraged by my bravery. So you see, you never know what you have to say that God will use to help someone else along the way. Even if it’s just your own story.
I don’t recount my success to pat myself on the back or toot my own horn, but to show you the joy that can come about when you charge forward. In the midst of a world that says you can’t, God says you can!
What will you do with 30 seconds of insane courage today? Do you have it? Good. Hold on tight.
Then come back here and tell me about it. 🙂
Meredith Bernard says
I’m so THRILLED for you, Mollie! Yes! Yes! Yes! So glad you found the courage to hit “publish” and found the freedom it brings. I know others will be blessed and encouraged through your words every time you share. This is the beginning of something great in you and through you. Bless you! xoxo
Thank you so much Meredith! It has been so great so far and I’m only on day two! 😉
I love this! I remember being that new blogger long ago. I am thankful I clicked on your post and was able to encourage you. I am so looking forward to the words that will flow from your heart to mine here in this space!
Thank you so much Barbie! I am looking forward to the journey! I am so glad you clicked my post as well! I can’t wait to grow in faith and friendship along the way. 🙂